19 September 2018
These spring school holidays are the perfect time to get the kids and whole family out on the Track and into the bush. Bushwalking is a fun and healthy outdoor activity which can be enjoyed by all the family. The Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia's world-class long distance walk trail, is right on our doorstep, stretching over 1,000km from the Perth Hills to Albany, through some of the most beautiful and varied natural areas of Australia’s South West.
The Track is maintained to a high standard and with its ease of access and navigation is an ideal environment to take the family on an adventure to experience the wonders of the bush. Planning and preparation of your walk will ensure that you have the most enjoyable experience. The Bibbulmun Track Foundation website is a great source of information providing details of what you need to do, pack and think about before you get going for a day walk.
If going it alone is not for you then why not book into one of the many kids events taking place over the next 2 months. One of the Foundations most popular children’s events is Camp Cooking for Kids - in a beautiful bush setting children will learn camp cooking through hands-on experience!
The Bibbulmun Track Foundation is running two Camp Cooking for Kids sessions in the September/October school holidays. The event includes a 4km return walk to a Bibbulmun Track Campsite where children will learn camp cooking and have the opportunity to ‘bring out their inner Masterchef’ in a beautiful bush setting. Kids will enjoy a hands-on experience and will have time for exploring while waiting for their creation to cook! Experienced guides will keep the kids occupied while parents or grandparents can sit back and enjoy just being in the outdoors.
“My two kids aged 8 and 10 loved it. The walk was enough for their first time out on the track but enough to want to do more. Steve kept them interested and I loved the pop questions he kept asking them. I think I even learnt something. With time for the kids to explore the bush afterwards climbing the boulders and tree trunks around the campsite my two loved it. Thanks for helping me show my kids the wonders and magic of nature...” Mary-Louise – event participant
Be sure to also check out Dr Dolittle Goes Bush - a 2km walk to a typical Bibbulmun Track campsite to meet the friendly native creatures from Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.
This is a wonderful way for you and your children to get up close and personal with some of our most shy Australian fauna. The wonderful volunteers from Kanyana have an amazing amount of knowledge and the perfect skills to present it all whilst getting the kids so involved. Watch their faces light up as they interact and learn about our native animals.